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This foot note contained in document ADMS-04-03-02-0115
3. This allusion is explained in JA's Diary and Autobiography , 4:42. The Duchesse d'Anville was the widow of the Due d'Anville (or Enville) who had in 1746 “commanded a kind of Armada against Us” that had greatly frightened New Englanders.